have yall seen those hidden gunsafes

Discussion in 'Gun Safes' started by Ultimate_sig, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Im thinkng of getting one mainly cause my gf doesn't like em around loaded and i want something close if shtf.

    Tacticalwalls.com
     
  2. jebsca

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    Looks to me like it will not close or lock, just hide behind a mirror or something. That would be fine if you just need a hiding place, but I need something that can be locked up to keep to keep the wife happy. If I was going to put something like this in my house, I think I would just cut the hold in the wall and use some 2x4s or 2x6s to make a bottom and top to fill the hole and 1x4s or 1x6s for shelves. Looks to me like for a few dollars more at amazon, you can get something that will lock. Something to think about, thanks.
     

  3. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Those are just cheap vacuum formed plastic inserts that fit inside a wall. No security there I can see. Then again, if they were locking hidden compartments that would make them less suitable for quick access. Tough call. Personally I would build out my own like jebsca said and maybe incorporate a hidden catch that is quick to release but impossible to see.
     
  4. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I can't see them, they are hidden... duh....
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i went to their website and looked at them. neat idea, but way overpriced IMO. i can do the same thing much cheaper, going to Home Depot or Lowes. it's basicly a plastic wall insert. you still have to cut a hole in your wall, and once you have done that, really the hard part is done! i have done something very similar in my garages before to add storage space for tools and such. like suggested, some 2x4's or 2x6's and some 1x4's for the shelves and it's a done deal and way cheaper. the large one on their website was a $100 and the small one was $40. you can buy a bunch of 2x4's and 1x4's for $100! also if you do it yourself with lumber instead, you are able to build it to the size that suits your needs vs. the two sized they have available. also, you still need to find something to cover the area when finished. if you custom build your own, you might be able to use something you already have vs. having to go buy something that is large enough to cover theirs. just my thoughts on it.
     
  6. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    The heck with buying lumber for it, just scavenge some good pallets and you have more than enough wood to build whatever shelves you want.
     
  7. Ultimate_sig

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    I did some research and found some more that are actually more secure. They actually retract from the cieling, and it takes a digital in put to open. I just like the concept of the ones i posted, its better than just leaving a shotty next to the bed. Theres some youtube videos on the retractable ones, there real nice, real james bondish.

    Id probably build my own as well
     
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  8. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    I'd say take the gf to the range and get her shooting. Most likely she'll come around. That's what I did with my wife and it worked. If she doesn't come around, get a new GF.
     
  9. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Lmao true. Ive taken my gf to the range and she loved it. Changed her mind about guns, she loved em.
    But....
    Now we might be having a baby shes not fond of them. Ive grown more attached to them and want to walk around with my shotty to keep a minimum of 3ft between her and anything that may danger bumping in to her. We but heads about guns now and at one point she said me or them and if she wasnt caring my child id say "bye"
     
  10. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    I've always kept my firearms, except one, locked in a cabinet. This put her mind at ease. I would say that if you are going to have a little one running around pulling stuff apart, I'd get something more secure than the hidden ones you posted a link to. If you want security with fast access I would get a biometric one that uses your fingerprint. It might cost a pretty penny but that's about your only option for security plus fast access.
     
  11. FAS1

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    [ame="http://youtu.be/Fgv8AoL4xss"]V-Line Closet Vault[/ame]

    Something like this will still give you quick access and at least a little security.

    Maybe a handgun safe next to your bed will work too. That way you are armed as you get up and make your way to your shotgun.

    [ame="http://youtu.be/CcJUGuB35y8"]FAS1 Safe[/ame]
     
  12. rhyno13

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    I had a GF that did not like guns. So much so that she gave me the option of her or the guns. I still have the guns.
     
  13. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Lmao, a gun will never leave your side
     
  14. racer_x

    racer_x New Member

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    A good dog wont either. lol Mine wasent real fond of guns either now she buys them for me!! Ive got a keyed cheap safe about 10' from my bed my 45 stays within arms reach. I do fell for you guys that are with somebody that is anti-gun
     
  15. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I will give you a hint....

    Go to your local electrical contractor. Buy, or he will probably give you an old, discarded, electrical panel. Strip out the guts, or part of the guts, and it makes a great hiding place. Most people don't want to screw around with the panels. Some of them have cylinder locks; it is not Fort Knox, but is reasonably secure. It is easy to recess into the walls and looks like it was meant to be there.
     
  16. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    I like that idea
     
  17. Vikingdad

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    A buddy of mine has an old gunsafe in his shop that has been disguised as a high voltage electrical cabinet, it is backed up against one of the heavy drill presses and looks like it is the power supply for it. It is labeled "DANGER 600 VOLTS" and has a big knife switch box over the combination tumbler. It is a great camouflage job. An old circuit box would be perfect as well.
     
  18. ResidentialPyro

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    That is a great idea for a hidden safe in general too. Thanks for the idea!